When the weather gets cold, it can be helpful to change up your hair care routine to better suit the dropping temperatures. We gathered some of our favorite tips from our founder, Maria McCool, and some other professional stylists to make sure you have all the tips you need to keep your hair strong, healthy, and shiny all season long!
Wash Less Often (But Use Better Shampoo)
As the weather gets colder and the air dries up, it becomes important to space out your washes. We recommend shampooing 1-3 times per week and using a sulfate-free shampoo to keep your hair looking and feeling its best.
Don’t Leave the House with Wet Hair
No matter how big of a rush you’re in, try to avoid leaving the house with wet hair at all costs! Because wet hair is more vulnerable to damage than dry hair, going outside in the winter with a wet head can lead to major breakage. Air dry and use a hydrating styling product or use a heat-safe blowdryer to ensure your hair is dry and damage free.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
A great tip for winter is to switch from styling gels or foams to heavier, cream-based products. These richer formulas can help prevent hair from drying out and ensure your strands remain healthy and hydrated. Deep conditioning once per week with a hair mask can also prevent dryness and breakage.
Feed Your Scalp
We all know that healthier foods nourish your insides. Feeding your scalp with healthier ingredients is the best way to nourish your hair! Using a shampoo and conditioner, as well as hair products that contain natural ingredients like saw palmetto, willow herb, and other botanical extracts is the best way to ensure a healthy scalp and faster hair growth.
Don’t Skip the Trims
Just like every season of the year, it’s important to maintain a regular trimming schedule. Trimming your hair every four to eight weeks maintains hair health and keep your style looking fresh and polished. As little as half of an inch off the bottom reduces the chances of split ends and breakage.